Simon Tolkien studied Modern History at Trinity College, Oxford and went on to become a London barrister specializing in criminal defence. His first novels, Final Witness and The Inheritance, were courtroom dramas that drew on his first-hand knowledge of the British criminal justice system. The next two, The King of Diamonds and Orders from Berlin, focused on the Second World War. Simon is the grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien and is a director of the Tolkien Estate. He is married to vintage fashion author Tracy Tolkien, and lives in Southern California. They have two children.


One for the Old Bailey - The St. Louis Post Dispatch, USA. 30/03/03.

Tolkien Says He's Finally Left Grandfather's Shadow - Reuters Interview by Mark Egan

Festival In The Shire Interviewed by Alex Lewis.

The Bookserf Interview with Bill Eichenberger.

LA Times The Sunday Conversation: Simon Tolkien in conversation with Irene Lacher

WAMC Radio Interview | Author Magazine


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